This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Immediate halt to all benefit sanctions
This is a barbaric system of punishment leaving claimants in poverty and is causing more harm than good. It should be stopped now
Now that the official figures have been published for the number of deaths of benefit claimants following a benefit sanction it is clear that this barbaric system of punishment for claimants, especially those on some form of disability benefit. is a risk to the health and welfare of claimants and should be stopped immediately.A better way of helping people find their way into work rather than punishing them for not being able to work needs to be found.
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